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Latest Fishing Reports: Gallatin River

The Gallatin is a great option for those searching for fishing close to town. The fishing has been consistently good for the past few weeks. BWOs will be hatching a bit on cloudy days so make sure to have a few of those in your back pocket. Streamer fishing is good with sculpin patterns in the canyon. Try a Sculpzilla or Woolly Bugger, but don't be afraid to tie on something bigger like a Mini...

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The Gallatin is a great option for those searching for fishing close to town. Fishing is good for any variety of fisherman. BWOs will be hatching in force on cloudy days so make sure to have a few of those in your back pocket. Streamer fishing is good with sculpin patterns in the canyon. Try a Sculpzilla or Woolly Bugger, but don't be afraid to tie on something bigger like a Mini Dungeon or Peanut...

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The Gallatin has been very productive as of late with nymphs and small streamers. On warmer days expect a little bit of runoff(won't bump the flows that much but will make it more glacial looking). Keep an eye out for BWOs as well especially on a cloudier day. Streamer fishing should be good with smaller stuff like a wooly bugger or a sculpzilla in the canyon. Streamer fishing in the valley will also be good...

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The Gallatin has been fishing great with nymphs. The weather today is feeling very fishy. Get out there before the winter storm expected early next week. Pat's Rubberlegs, Prince nymphs, Pearl Lightning Bugs, BWO's nymphs and emergers, Purple Spanish Bullets, Holo Princes, and San Juan worms, have all been getting it done. There should be some fish rising to BWOs over the next few days so having some Parachute Adams in #18 couldn't hurt. Streamer...

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The Gallatin has been fishing great with nymphs. Pat's Rubberlegs, Prince nymphs, Pearl Lightning Bugs, BWO's nymphs and emergers, Purple Spanish Bullets, Holo Princes, and San Juan worms, have all been getting it done. There should be some fish rising to BWOs over the next few days so having some Parachute Adams in #18 couldn't hurt. Streamer fishing has been good through the valley here with Sparkle Minnows, Pearl Necklace, and Rusty Trombones.


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Nymphing has been the key to the Gallatin in recent days. Stonefly nymphs and attractor patterns have been working well. But caddis pupa and mayfly nymphs have been catching fish as well. If streamer fishing is your thing then smaller black and white streamers are a good place to start. BWOs will be popping in the next couple days. Make sure to have a few different patterns of duns, emergers, and nymphs....

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The Gallatin is fishing well. Nymphing will be the name of the game in the canyon. Small rubberlegs and flashy attractor nymphs should get the job done. Think flashback pheasant tails, hares ears, and lightning bugs. Small streamers in black and white are known to pull out larger than average fish. Watch for baetis popping soon. Pack some dries in case you catch the right conditions. Focus your fishing efforts on tail outs and deeper...

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The Gallatin is fishing well at the moment. Terrestrials are on their way out, especially with the colder weather in the forecast, but you may be able to find some hopper eating fish on a sunny day. Nymphing will be the name of the game in the canyon. Small rubberlegs and flashy attractor nymphs should get the job done. Think flashback pheasant tails, hares ears, and lightning bugs. Small streamers in black and white are...

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